Group Executive Board change: CLAAS names Jan Hendrik Mohr as new CEO.

March 31, 2023

Group Executive Board change: CLAAS names Jan Hendrik Mohr as new CEO

Jan-Hendrik Mohr will take over as CEO of the CLAAS Group beginning on April 1, 2023, per the CLAAS Group Shareholders’ Committee’s appointment.

Current CLAAS Group CEO Thomas Böck had made the decision to leave his position and seek other opportunities. The Group Executive Board and shareholders both expressed remorse for this choice. They were successful in locating a capable replacement in Jan-Hendrik Mohr.

“Jan Hendrik Mohr is highly respected at CLAAS and in our industry. He knows CLAAS like no one else and has proven his worth. He shaped the company during his many years in various management positions. Together with his colleagues in the Group Executive Board and all employees, he will build on the successful work of his predecessor and lead CLAAS boldly into the future,” says Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the CLAAS Group.

Graduate engineer Jan-Hendrik Mohr has been working for the CLAAS Group since 1984, constantly taking on more responsibility. Since 2008, he has served as a member of the Group Executive Board. He presently oversees the Business Unit Grain and will continue to do so in that capacity. CLAAS stands for a high level of technological expertise, products that excite, and a corporate culture that unites us. We think long-term and have a clear vision: to make our customers the best in their field. CEO-designate Jan-Hendrik Mohr says: “I look forward to continuing our success story together with my colleagues in the Group Executive Board and all employees.”

Thomas Böck bids farewell to CLAAS after more than 16 years there.
After more than 16 years at CLAAS, including almost four years as CEO, Thomas Böck says: “Since last summer, the desire to take on new challenges has matured in me. Now is a good time for a change: CLAAS has emerged stronger from the various crises and is in a very strong position today. During my time as CEO, sales have increased to over five billion euros. Despite the crises, we will achieve an excellent result this financial year. We have set the right course to

The digital transformation of the CLAAS Group will always be associated with Thomas Böck, who is a gifted technician and strategic entrepreneur who has made outstanding contributions, according to Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser. As CEO of the CLAAS Group, he was well-known and respected outside the Group, particularly for his strategic foresight and profound technological knowledge.